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    Election Precentage

    In an election one of the two candidates recieved 65% of the votes and got 1500 votes more than the pther candidate. How many people voted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
    In an election one of the two candidates recieved 65% of the votes and got 1500 votes more than the pther candidate. How many people voted?
    Let the number of votes be X, then the winner got 0.65X votes and the
    other candidates got (1-0.65)X = 0.35X votes.

    We are told that:

    0.65X - 0.35X =1500,

    so:

    0.3X = 1500,

    X = 1500/0.3 = 5000.

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